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rockjawjohnny
02-15-2006, 08:44 AM
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Has anyone tried the new MicroLite from Bass Pro yet. I'm thinking of buying one.

HOOKED
02-15-2006, 10:46 AM
Looked at those myself. With such a small spool, you would need to be careful of your line choice to keep it from popping off. Small diameter mono (<6 lbs.) or braid would be best IMHO.

ReelFun
02-15-2006, 11:26 AM
Looked at those myself. With such a small spool, you would need to be careful of your line choice to keep it from popping off. Small diameter mono (<6 lbs.) or braid would be best IMHO.

I agree with Hooked. I also don't have the biggest hands but feeling for that handle while watching a bobber might be a little problem too.

rockjawjohnny
02-15-2006, 01:22 PM
I was going to put it on a Wally Marshall Pro series 10' rod. I was told that because of the small size of the eyes that it was hard to cast with a normal size spinning reel. Is that the case?

mike732
02-15-2006, 02:31 PM
I have two of them on 10' Crappie Wizzard rods I too have very big hands but it still works good.

gabowman
02-15-2006, 05:17 PM
No experience3 with the micro lite reels but you might also look at the Mitchell UL500G's. They run about $20 and seem to be pretty good reels for the money. I've been using a couple of these this year and so far I'm satisfied with them. I'm also using small Quantum spinning reels but like the Mitchells better.

SteveJ
02-15-2006, 05:52 PM
Another vote for the Mitchell Avocet UL500. So far seem to be great reels for the money. The gold is somewhat more $'s than the silver. Anyone using the new Mitchell 300 series? My first spinning reel and only ones were the Mitchell 300. Then I went to the Cardinal's which I thought were and are great reels, was also wondering about the new ones.

crappie fisher
02-15-2006, 09:29 PM
So far I am loving my slab seeker reels.

FisherMike
02-16-2006, 10:46 AM
I see BPS has them on sale now.

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.CFPage?appID=355&template=cat_reels.cfm&cmid=spring_fishing

fishdoc
02-16-2006, 12:18 PM
Another vote for the Mitchell Avocet UL500. So far seem to be great reels for the money. The gold is somewhat more $'s than the silver. Anyone using the new Mitchell 300 series? My first spinning reel and only ones were the Mitchell 300. Then I went to the Cardinal's which I thought were and are great reels, was also wondering about the new ones.
been using the new 300's on my titelinin rods and am very satisfied with them...but i don't do any castin with them...i'm still usin my 1970 cardinals for that! but i think they wearin out...had to replace a bail spring in one back in 1995!;)